Infrastructure

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Cycling increases in Edinburgh and Glasgow following introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Edinburgh and Glasgow has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike share schemes. Research by shared mobility charity CoMoUK has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The charity …

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Voi to pay for police spot checks on riders

It has been reported today Swedish firm Voi is to pay for police patrols to carry out spot checks on e-scooter users in Birmingham and Northampton, in an effort to address concerns around irresponsible e-scooter use. The news comes after Voi and Coventry City Council announced a suspension to the …

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Neuron Mobility set for Slough e-scooter rollout

Neuron Mobility is set to roll out in Slough as part of the ongoing UK e-scooter trials. The 12-month trial, due to commence in mid-October, will see 250 rides deployed across the town. According to a joint statement from Neuron and Slough Borough Council, the operator was selected due to …

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Spin e-scooters to be scaled up in Milton Keynes following positive initial trial

Spin e-scooters are set to be scaled up throughout Milton Keynes after the rental company surpassed 10,000 rides in the town. The company’s initial rollout in the area – part of the UK’s ongoing e-scooter trials – included 100 e-scooters being placed on the streets. In the coming weeks, that …

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Beryl e-scooters arrive in Norwich

Beryl has begun to gradually roll out e-scooters in Norwich – adding another sustainable journey option to its multimodal smart fleet.  As part of the agreed 12-month trial with Norfolk County Council and the Department for Transport, Beryl will slowly introduce up to 100 e-scooters available for hire alongside its …

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E-scooter trial launched in Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and transport partner Amey have joined with e-scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the Adept Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs Simulate programme, run by the county council and Amey, is designed to test new …

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Sarajevo to ‘trust public’ and host untethered e-scooters despite global reports of misuse

Sarajevo is the latest city to play host to the e-scooter revolution after Beebee launched 72 shared rides in the Bosnian capital. The service – accessed via the Beebee app – allows users to locate the nearest e-scooter, check its battery condition and reserve it and a cost of 17KM …

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‘Car Free Week’ initiative aiming to change transport habits across Norfolk

Beryl and Norfolk County Council’s Pushing Ahead programme have announced a ‘Car Free Week’ initiative, aimed at changing people’s transport habits and attitudes to greener journeys. From 21st-27th September, Pushing Ahead is offering residents free rides on Beryl bikes and e-bikes to help reduce the level of motor traffic on …

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Coventry e-scooter trial paused amid ‘improper use’

A Government-backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements. The Government has amended legislation to legalise the use of e-scooters – under controlled conditions – as part …

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Free Beryl bike rides offered in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl are now offering free bike rides in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport and aid the city’s green recovery. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and …

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